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Old 08-18-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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I'd cut half of it down to 2 feet and let the other half stay, and watch how it grows next year to figure out future pruning needs.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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It was here when I moved in and the person who planted it is dead. The house and yard were untended for almost 2 years.

It's not silver moon as it bloomed in May. I went back to check my photo date since the little Monty Don clip said if it blooms before June, don't prune. My neighbor offered me a larger trellis she found while clearing her shed and I wanted to clean the plant up and get it set for the next while, but like I said in the beginning, I'm clueless.

It's blooming on new growth on (I think) old shoots.
Hopefully you can figure out which one it is. Gardenweb used to have a clematis forum; the site was sold, it's now called Houzz. I found the link on google. Post your photos there, let them know when it bloomed and that the house sat empty for 2 years and if this is your 1st year seeing blooms. Every little bit helps when you're looking for an ID or when to prune it. When you do post it, ask if anyone knows what clematis it is. Someone there very well may be able to ID it for you.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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I love Monty Don. He knows all!
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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I love Monty Don. He knows all!
I hope he knows the way to my house because he can take care of this clematis for me.
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